Study: Gene is behind coffee's protective effect for Parkinson's

09/30/2010 | Reuters

A gene called GRIN2A appears to explain why coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease and may explain why some anti-Parkinson's drugs don't work, researchers said. About 25% of the population has the gene and testing for it could show who would benefit from drugs that work the way coffee does, the researchers said.

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